Guides + Worksheets
Downloadable Self-Guides by Gallery
Explore the Museum with students and chaperones on your own. Book a self-guided visit, then download and print out the following materials to use at the Museum.
Gallery of California Art Guide
For Grades 3–5
Download a written guide that you and your chaperones can use to help students explore the Gallery of California Art on your own.
Gallery of California History Guide
For Grades 4–11
Download a written guide that you and your chaperones can use to help students explore the Gallery of California History on your own, and download worksheets for use in the Gallery.
Gallery of California Natural Sciences
To visit this Gallery with your class, register for a self-guided tour (booking opens September 6).
Explore the following special exhibitions throughout the year.
Oakland, I want you to know...
Through October 30, 2016
What does home mean to you? Download the guide to help your students explore stories from the West Oakland community. Also, document your own classroom community with a bookmaking activity found under Curriculum.
All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50
October 8, 2016–February 12, 2017
Download a written guide that you and your chaperones can use to help students explore this contemporary view of the legacy of the Black Panther Party, told from multiple perspectives.
Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
December 22, 2016–April 2, 2017
Download a written guide to help students and chaperones explore this exhibition about the significance and symbolism of sneakers in popular culture.
Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest
April 29, 2017–August 20, 2017
Check back on April 1 for curriculum materials in connection with this imaginative art exhibition.
May 13, 2017–August 13, 2017
To visit this exhibition with your class, register for a self-guided visit and download curriculum materials, available by May 13.
Additional materials to inform your self-guided visit are available upon request. See Teacher Resources for more information.
Reserved Self-Guided Visits
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, or 11:30 am
$4 per person. A ticket must be purhcased for every student and chaperone. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop-in admission without a reserved self-guided visit: $6 per student, $15.95 per adult. Click here for more information about General Admission.